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With Fall Comes Teen Sports!

Soccer, Football, basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey… teen athletes needs power for quick strong moves and endurance for games and practices.  Most teens under fuel during the day when their bodies are at their metabolic peak, which can result in decreased training effort in practice and over fueling at night, this may lead to excess weight gain, poor food choices and continuing the cycle of waking un-hungry in the am.  

Start the day right and ensure your teen is eating breakfast.  Something is better than nothing!  But, best choices will include protein and fiber. 

 – Greek yogurt, granola, and berries

 – Wheat bagel, peanut butter, apple

– eggs, wheat toast, banana

and don’t forget FLUIDS!!!  Include a drink with breakfast and bring a bottle of water to school (make sure they drink the water).  

Starting the day on the right path, and eating snacks and balanced lunch will enable their bodies to train hard and recover well!  

Contact a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) for personalized nutrition plans.

 

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